Posts Tagged ‘ money management ’

Interview with a former Banker

If you’ve ever seen Money as Debt, this a great listen. This is just one reason why we are in the mess that we are in today. Unfortunately, this does not talk about the Federal Reserve. If the Federal Reserve isn’t giving out money (by making the interest rate so low), banks would not be trying to lend money to whoever could sign their name to a piece of paper. Oh, I forgot to mention factional reserve banking. Anyway, this is a great interview.

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Jobs Created in Nonexistent Districts

It is being reported that recovery.gov has had some “human errors” in their data. Do people still want the government to run health care? They can’t even run an $18 million dollar website without error. I foresee gross negligence if the government gets a hold of health care. They will probably brush off deaths caused by them by calling it “human error. The government cannot genuinely care about people. Just look at the wars it starts, while funding them with my grandchildren’s money.

CNBC Analyst: US Bankrupt Within Year and a Half

http://www.kfwb.com/pages/5642835.php

First Lady Now Requires 26 Servants

As this article reports, Mrs. Obama needs the help of 26 different individuals. For what?

  1. $172,2000 – Sher, Susan (Chief Of Staff)
  2. $140,000 – Frye, Jocelyn C. (Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Policy And Projects For The First Lady)
  3. $113,000 – Rogers, Desiree G. (Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary)
  4. $102,000 – Johnston, Camille Y. (Special Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the First Lady)
  5. $102,000 – Winter, Melissa E. (Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
  6. $90,000 – Medina, David S. (Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
  7. $84,000 – Lelyveld, Catherine M. (Director and Press Secretary to the First Lady)
  8. $75,000 – Starkey, Frances M. (Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First Lady)
  9. $70,000 – Sanders, Trooper (Deputy Director of Policy and Projects for the First Lady)
  10. $65,000 – Burnough, Erinn J. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
  11. $65,000 – Reinstein, Joseph B. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
  12. $62,000 – Goodman, Jennifer R. (Deputy Director of Scheduling and Events Coordinator For The First Lady)
  13. $60,000 – Fitts, Alan O. (Deputy Director of Advance and Trip Director for the First Lady)
  14. $60,000 – Lewis, Dana M. (Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the First Lady)
  15. $52,500 – Mustaphi, Semonti M. (Associate Director and Deputy Press Secretary To The First Lady)
  16. $50,000 – Jarvis, Kristen E. (Special Assistant for Scheduling and Traveling Aide To The First Lady)
  17. $45,000 – Lechtenberg, Tyler A. (Associate Director of Correspondence For The First Lady)
  18. $45,000 – Tubman, Samantha (Deputy Associate Director, Social Office)
  19. $40,000 – Boswell, Joseph J. (Executive Assistant to the Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
  20. $36,000 – Armbruster, Sally M. (Staff Assistant to the Social Secretary)
  21. $36,000 – Bookey, Natalie (Staff Assistant)
  22. $36,000 – Jackson, Deilia A. (Deputy Associate Director of Correspondence for the First Lady)

A little more then Mrs. Bush.

Laura Bush was far from a fiscal conservative during her time in the White House and, like her husband, served to bloat the White House budget. A list of Mrs. Bush’s staff attendants is as follows:

  1. McBride, Anita B. assistant to the president and chief of staff to the first lady $168,000.00
  2. Harder, Cherie S. Special assistant to the president for domestic policy and director of project of the first lady $108,000.00
  3. Niemiec, Sally M. Press secretary to the First Lady $90,000.00
  4. Miller, Sonja M. Deputy chief of staff to the first lady $84,700.00
  5. Ballard, Deanna M. Director of scheduling for the First Lady $75,000.00
  6. Underwood, Carrie P. Deputy director of policy and projects for the First Lady $65,000.00
  7. Wallace, Charity N. Director of advance for the First Lady $65,000.00
  8. Marshall, Misty C. Director of correspondence for the first lady $59,700.00
  9. Etter, Marisa L. Deputy director of scheduling for the First Lady $50,000.00
  10. King, Kristin N. Deputy director of advance for the first lady $50,000.00
  11. Lineweaver, Lindsey M. Special assistant and personal aide to the first lady $47,500.00
  12. Rawson, Kimberly D. Executive assistant to the chief of staff to the First Lady $46,200.00
  13. Donoghue , Tarah C. Deputy press secretary to the First Lady $43,000.00
  14. Vogel, Campbell B. Deputy director of correspondence for the First Lady $42,500.00
  15. Block, Jonathan F. assistant press secretary to the First Lady $39,000.00

This amounts to a total of $1,083,700.00. Laura was no piker when it came to spending. But she pales in comparison with Miz Michelle, who requires eight to ten additional attendants at an extra cost to taxpayers of $700,000 and change – – the only change American taxpayers can believe in.

Seven Daily Routines That Can Cost You Big

I thought this article was interesting, especially number two. I always get on people about 2. Number six is pretty good too.

  1. Tossing out the “junk mail” from your credit card company.
  2. Using a debit card without writing down the transactions in your account register.
  3. Ignoring new bank charges.
  4. Investing time in the wrong things.
  5. Spending with no goals to guide you.
  6. Failing to track spending.
  7. Failing to exercise.